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The Parish of Brayford is situated on the south-western boundary of Exmoor and includes a part of the National Park.
Brayford is in a highly picturesque location, bounded by green fields and woodlands, and situated in a steep sided valley, with the River Bray running through the middle of the village and acting as a focal point for young and old alike. The Bray rises on Exmoor, near Challacombe, and tumbles down to 470 feet above sea level where it flows through the village, then joins the River Mole south-west of South Molton, and finally the River Taw which eventually sweeps through Barnstaple to the sea. The hills are populated with livestock as this is well known sheep and cattle country. The famous red deer of Exmoor are commonly seen, and the proverbial fox is a familiar sight. The streams are healthy and brown trout and, in season, salmon are to be found.